Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO)

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) is a constituency group whose mission is to provide Asian Pacific American municipal officials and their colleagues with a forum to share ideas and develop leadership experience.

It also serves as a vehicle for members to discuss problems and explore solutions, debate policy issues, and contribute to the success of American cities and towns.  APAMO members are eager to share their experiences in government with other Asian Pacific Americans and local officials.  The group was established within the National League of Cities in 1985.

APAMO logo


APAMO welcomes new and returning members each year.  The easiest way to join APAMO is by paying annual dues and fees via the November Congress of Cities registration process.  Information about joining, including dues and fees, is available on the NLC Congress of Cities registration form.  Dues and fees can be paid online in conjunction with the conference registration fee.  Prospective new members may also join throughout the year by filling out the membership application located in the APAMO membership brochure and submitting it to NLC via its instructions. 

2015 APAMO Group Shot

APAMO Bylaws as of March 2014

2014-2015 Board of Directors

The APAMO Board of Directors is elected every two years at NLC's Congressi0nal City Conference in March by the group's membership. Members are encouraged to submit their nominations for service on the Board.  For information about Board nominations and an application form, see the section below about membership and sponsorship opportunities. 



First Vice President


Immediate Past President

Doris McConnell

Leland Cheung


Doris McConnell
Shoreline, Washington

Leland Cheung
City Councillor
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Suzanne Chan
Fremont, California

Press Release - New APAMO Leadership, 2014-15

Board Roster